"Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everybody gets busy on the proof."
John Kenneth Galbraith

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Well, it has been 5 weeks since my last Leadership Notes. A 3 week vacation and then a very busy 2 weeks have kept me away from our conversation, but life returns to normal now. As has happened a couple of times in these emails, my friend and colleague, Peter Elliott has inspired me. Preaching yesterday he said, "Dr. James Hollis, in his wonderful new book What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life writes these words, 'We are not here to fit in, (or) be well balanced…We are here to be eccentric, different, perhaps strange, perhaps merely to add our small piece, our little clunky, chunky selves to the great mosaic of being.” What wonderfully liberating words! It seems to me anyway that we spend much too much of our lives trying to fit in, to be part of the crowd: we need the right clothes, the right car, the right partner! Part of our journey as leaders is to honor that wonderful uniqueness that is us, and to honour the uniqueness in all who work with us and for us. This week, as you continue your journeys, consider that part of you that is eccentric or unique and find a way to celebrate it. It's what makes you, you.